Man. It sure didn’t take long for this blog to go from thoughts on wine and and the occasional marathon to OMG HOMEOWNING DECORATING DIY ALL THE THINGS.

I’m sorry. Really, I am.

But I guess this is my life now. My how the mighty have fallen.

So I’m going to be straight with you, because I feel like we’re close enough for honesty at this point. This tiny gallery wall? Way harder than I expected. I thought it would be all sunshine and roses and nails and hammers, but NO. There was math involved people. MATH. And it took me like three tries. But I persevered, because I am a fighter. And also because I had no backup plan for this wall.

And if you happen to notice something that is crooked or off center, please, for the love of God – DO NOT TELL ME.

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I really do have the best of intentions for a full photographic home tour in the next couple of months, but for now I’ll just give you a little background. The house we bought is a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath that’s around 1800 square feet. Not too big (though it certainly feels big), not too small, just right for us.

When you walk in the front door, the main living and dining area is directly to your right. However, if you keep going straight, there’s another smaller living area, with a fireplace and a set of french doors leading out to the backyard. Taylor and I are still undecided on what to call it, so for now we’re just calling it “that other room.” It’s fine. It’s functional. It works.

When we bought the house, one of the things I knew I wanted was a dedicated office space. (Something other than a chair in the corner of living room that also served as primary laundry folding space.) I didn’t need an entire room, but I did want a little space or corner that I could call my own. And “that other room” seemed to fit the bill.

It’s still a major major work in progress. There are piles of boxes on either side of the desk, and cords hanging out everywhere. Right now it’s little more than a desk and this gallery wall, but I still love it. I love the view of the backyard to my right, and I love the way the sun shines through the entryway when it starts to rise in the morning. 

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Whoa. Did I just get cheesy about the way the sun shines through a door? WHAT HAVE I BECOME. And what was I even talking about? Gallery wall. RIGHT. Reign it in, focus Natalie

So on Saturday morning I pulled out every photo or piece of art we own with any gallery wall potential. I laid them all on a table, arranged them, stared at them for five minutes and then rearranged. I repeated that about 101 times and this little arrangement is what I ended up with. 

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HA. You didn’t believe me when I said the room was still total chaos and covered in boxes did you? Oh ye of little faith. 

At this point, I was already exhausted. And I thought about just winging it and nailing things into the wall all willy nilly. But then I remembered how positively pissed Taylor would be if he had to fill in and paint over a million nail holes due to my lack of patience, so I followed Pinterest’s lead and traced everything on paper. And then I cut it, which was a nightmare, because I’m not a kindergarten teacher and I really shouldn’t be allowed to use scissors at all. However, I persevered and finally managed to cut everything out and arrange it on the wall. 

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Then I had to bust out the level and the measuring tape to make sure everything was straight. Spoiler alert – it wasn’t. So I proceeded to measure and level, measure and level, repeat 101 times until exhausted/good enough. And then VOILA, 47 hours later, the gallery wall was complete!

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A few engagement photos, a pretty greeting cards, my Roald Dahl watercolor from Katie Ellisor, leftover wedding decor, print from a trip to Boston, “Where thou art, that is home” print, a random bridal portrait (because I’m vain I guess?), and last but certainly not least, my beloved “But a bitch ain’t one” stitching. 

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And that’s all folks. Now I just need a rug, an actual office chair, and four million more things to fill the remaining blank wall space but HEY – progress is progress amiright?

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LOVE&HUGS,

Nat

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  • THE GALLERY WALL LOOKS SO GOOD. How much wine do I have to give you to get you to come make another gallery wall like that at my house? It seriously looks amazing, and I can’t wait to see the house tonight!!!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      YOUR EXPECTATIONS ARE TOO HIGH AND YOU NEED TO LOWER THEM PRONTO.ReplyCancel

  • Your gallery wall does look ridiculous-ly goodReplyCancel

    • Okay don’t hit tab and the space bar because you won’t get to finish your sentence.

      Anywho, I guess that’s all I wanted to say. NO wait, I am jealous that Lindsay gets to hang out with you and see everything in real life. Kbye.ReplyCancel

      • natalie

        Hahaha you’re funny. Tacos and wine for the win!ReplyCancel

  • LOVE IT. You are little miss artsy fartsy and you didn’t even know it!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Haha FALSE. So, so false. But thank you :)ReplyCancel

  • It turned out so cute!! I hate when math tries to ruin everything…ReplyCancel

  • OMG gallery walls are SO hard!!! I did one in the baby’s room, and now that we’re moving the thought of recreating it makes me want to cry.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      OH NO. I thought very seriously about command strip-ing the entire thing but decided it might be time to commit.ReplyCancel

  • Love it!ReplyCancel

  • OH MY GOODNESS- I want that stitch art piece! Adorable. I totally did the reverse on our gallery wall in our current home- hung stuff up with abandon. And there were LOTS of holes in the wall and cursing. Pretty sure things may still be crooked.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Hahaha, I STOLE IT. From my best friend’s house while I was visiting her in Oregon.ReplyCancel

  • It looks great! I have a couple of gallery walls in progress aka I have a table covered in various framed items but still missing other stuff so it will all continue to sit there not on a wall for way too long. That shit is hard! Well done :)ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Hahahaha, I feel you so much. It’s INTIMIDATING. I’m still worried I’ll find something I like better, but OH well, this at least beats staring at a bare wall!ReplyCancel

  • I LOVE IT. I want to say I did a similar thing with our gallery wall except I didn’t. I just put stuff up there and then moved it if it didn’t look right… Maybe too many holes in the wall later I understand the point of drawing it all about, but. WHATEVER.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Ok well you’re the master of winging it and I hate/love you.ReplyCancel

  • I love it, Natalie!! Looks great!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Thank you! Definitely beats a bare wall :)ReplyCancel

  • What happened to the red Z? And how come your drawing says “green” frame when it’s CLEARLY white? Oh wait, does it say “open” frame? Because that would make more sense. But the red Z still needs some ‘splainin’.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      UGH I COULDN’T GET IT TO STAY UP THERE IT WAS TOO HARD OKReplyCancel

  • I am super impressed. I keep wanting to do one but all of that forethought and measuring is really unappealing to me. I’m the master of just sticking nails and shit in the wall and hoping they aren’t crooked (they always are).ReplyCancel

  • I love love love this!! After my fiance and I get married we will be looking to buy houses and you better believe I am taking so many mental notes from you, Natalie!! Love this! Please feel free to share as much as you want about DIY and home things :)

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Happy Monday! Before we begin the journey of me telling you about my weekend and you pretending to actually care, let’s all pause for a moment to raise our “coffee mugs” and reflect on the gift of Monday in general. 

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Okay GOOD glad that’s over with. Friday after work, Taylor and I headed up north to have dinner with Morgan and Jordan. And the minute we walked in the door we were greeted with the smell of pizza, a glass of wine, and the SWEETEST housewarming gifts ever of all time ever ever ever. 

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Jordan and Morgan have been working on their house quite a bit over the last few months too, so every time we visit, I get to ooooh and ahhh over their latest updates. Their most recent was this set of Anthropologie inspired DIY shelves. I am OBSESSED with all the gold. And the house for Ferguson the cat. Okay, mainly the cat house.

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I’m going to get sappy for two seconds and say that the older I get the more I appreciate the sweetness of these nights spent in the company of good friends. There’s nothing like good conversation accompanied by a good bottle of wine. OK I’M DONE. The moment’s over. Moving on.

Saturday morning I woke up in major project mode. I hit up The Container Store, At Home, Target, and every other store in the city of Fort Worth before finally arriving back home to work on some house projects. My favorite of which has to be our NEW DINING TABLE/CHAIRS/RUG/EVERYTHING.

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We still don’t have our end chairs yet, but I am beyond beyond beyond obsessed with how everything is coming together. We’ve been able to achieve my little vision for this space and still come in under budget, and I could not be more thrilled with how it’s turned out.

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The other project I spent Saturday tackling was my office space and gallery wall. I’m going to do a full reveal tomorrow, so for now I’ll leave you with this teeny tiny Instagram teaser

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I was so in the zone with all my house projects Saturday, that I nearly forgot I had an event to attend! Every year, my company sponsors a fundraising event for an organization called Our Father’s Children, and Saturday evening I was lucky enough to attend the 10th annual dinner and auction.

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This year’s guest speaker was Michael Young, and it was SUCH a blast.  He was a mega-hottie (did I say that?! Oops.) and so, so funny. He even threw on a cowboy hat and played auctioneer for a portion of the evening. The event was a huge success and OFC was able to raise over $150,000! YAY for so many generous people.

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Sunday was BUSY. Why does it always work out that way? WHY. Anyway, Taylor and I spent most of the day with my family, and then hit up an early (and very healthy) dinner before the Pentatonix concert.

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Once we were full of cheese and tequila, we were headed to the concert!

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Our seats were definitely nosebleeds, but the concert was UNREAL. These guys are so good. So, so good.

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My favorite performances of the night were the Evolution of Beyonce, On My Way Home, and of course the classic Daft Punk. But really, the entire thing was just amazing. Taylor and I were so psyched up after the concert that we attempted to beat box all the way home. We’re really good. Just so you know.  

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I’m lucky enough to have Good Friday off, and oh friends, I am so looking forward to this four day week. But now it’s your turn, tell me what you did this weekend! Did you watch TLMOE and drink a mango Sprite like I told you to?! It’s okay if you didn’t. I’m not upset. Just disappointed. 

LOVE&HUGS,

Nat

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  • I accomplished everything I told you I would have on Friday’s post AND I left that wedding reception Saturday as soon as my duties were over to go home and watch Criminal Minds. Hashtag priorities.

    Yesterday I went to a baby shower and then went back to a friend’s house and they let me watch Criminal Minds. They are on like Season 7 and I’m on Season 1 so you know they are true friends to rewatch them with me. At one point I said, we are already on Season 2? And then I said, “oooh I bet that season 1 ending sucked for those folks who watched it back in the day. I can go ahead and find out that Elle isn’t dead, SUCKERS.”

    I’m a real blast in a glass, obvs.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Hahahaha YESSSS Criminal Minds! I’m actually on season 9 (the last one on Netflix) and I havent watched in forever because I am NOT PREPARED FOR IT TO END. Real time TV watching is THE WORST.ReplyCancel

  • Let’s talk about how much I love your dining room table and those chairs. I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT ALL IN PERSON TOMORROW YAY YAY YAY!ReplyCancel

  • Oh my goodness, I have such dining room table envy! It looks amazing. I’m sure you’re exhausted with the prospect of getting everything together, but EEEK I love it!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Thank you so much! It is very slowly coming together!ReplyCancel

  • I love love love those industrial dining room chairs with the rustic table. I’m searching for a good dining room table that won’t break the bank because the one we have now fits approx. 2 people.

    Those diy floating shelves have been on my to do list for a while. I want to put mine over the toilet in our bathroom.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      We snagged ours for $450 at World Market! For me, that still sounds like a lot, but this table is STURDY. It’s massive, and it seats 8 people (comfortably) and it’s very well made. They are still having a really good sale, you should check it out!ReplyCancel

  • Come decorate my house please and thank you. NOW.ReplyCancel

  • Love your table… and the decorations too! Very pretty. That pre-concert food looks like an awesome way to start a night out too :)ReplyCancel

  • Absolutely lovinggg the dining room table! The color is fabulous!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Thank you thank you! I really am obsessed with it, I just love the richness of the wood color!ReplyCancel

  • My BFF has that same dining table! I’m kind of jealous, we lived in our house for a year and a half and never had a dining room table. Travis just referred to that room as “the ballroom” since it was just wood floors and a light fixture. Also- give me that Queso NOW!ReplyCancel

After a nearly content-less week, I really ought to be more apologetic. But I’m not. I’m too busy rejoicing because it’s finally FRIDAY. And that means it’s time for Friday Favorites.

1 / The Last Man on Earth

If you aren’t watching The Last Man on Earth, you are doing yourself a serious disservice. It’s a new show created by (and starring) Will Forte. If you like awkward humor, you’ll love it. It’s only six episodes in, so if you have Hulu, I highly recommend you take a couple hours this weekend to catch up on the hilarity.

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2 / My New Favorite Drink – Sprite with Mango

I don’t drink soda too often, but this one is the bomb-diggity. I’ve had three this week, and it’s just oh so refreshing. But you know what this bev could use? Vodka. However, it’s only 9am, and drinking before noon is frowned upon in some circles. And some offices. WHATEVER PEOPLE.

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3 / Budget Bytes Blog

I stumbled upon this blog during one of my recent “Holy hot damn we just bought a house no more spending money EVER AGAIN” crusades. The gist is, there are a million and one things I want to do around the new house. And most of them cost many many dollars. So I’m trying to pinch pennies in any and every way I can. This blog has some great ideas for meals on the cheap. Every recipe is broken down by cost per ingredient, cost per serving, and cost per entire meal. Sure most of them aren’t exactly gourmet, but they’re simple and easy and right up my alley. 

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www.budgetbytes.com

 

4 / This photo from SYD’S WEDDING

It’s Friday and today I’m especially thankful for this photog best friend who is kind enough to snap a few photos of Taylor and I at every wedding we attend. Because every decent photo means one less empty picture frame people.

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5 / Pentatonix Concert

Guess where we’ll be Sunday evening? THE PENTATONIX CONCERT. I bought the tickets for Taylor for Christmas and to be quite honest, with all the craziness around here lately, I almost forgot about them. But I’m so excited to get to see these favorites in concert and get a little date night with my main squeeze.

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Even though it should be a pretty quiet Friday evening, I’ve actually got a full weekend planned. I’ve got a few small house projects to tackle, a charity function with my company, and then the PTX concert on Sunday. So be prepared for the wrath of my exhaustion Monday. Muahahaha. 

What’s on everyone’s weekend agenda?! 

LOVE&HUGS,

Nat 

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  • The Last Man on Earth is one of our new favorite shows. It’s just so hilarious. I think Carol makes the show. She is just so wacky and quirky. The last couple episodes Will Forte’s character has turned me off. The way he’s trying to hook up with that other chick and how is just so sleazy.

    Yes! I love Budget Bytes. Her Greek Marinated Chicken is on regular rotation at our house along with the Slow Cooker Taco Chicken Bowls.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      I’ll have to try those out! I agree, I feel like Will Forte’s persistence with Melissa was getting to be a little obnoxious. But I LOVE how they brought in “some friggin’ fat dude.” I could NOT stop laughing.ReplyCancel

      • Yes, I love him and even if it is totally obvious/forced that Melissa would like him, I still like it. It comes across as sincere and not like ‘I have to be with this dude because he’s my only choice’ kind of thing.ReplyCancel

  • First of all: go to this blog and scroll down to #11. It is literally the best thing I’ve ever seen. http://www.runningoffthereeses.com/2015/03/27/15-thing-friday-36/

    Now that the best bitch face award went to SJP, I can now tell you about my weekend agenda: rehearsal dinner after work, hair done tomorrow morning, hosting a baby shower, wedding, baby shower on sunday. You’re probably thinking, didn’t she do that last weekend? Why yes, yes I did. However, this wedding is a family friend that my mom was asked to be the coordinator and she weaseled me in there as well to help her. Bride only has 3 bridesmaids, not 13..LIKE NORMAL PEOPLE.

    March Madness has a completely different meaning to me than basketball. All my weekends are the same. It’s fine, I’m fine.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      I KNOW THE MARCH MADNESS IS SO REAL. And yes, I LOVE Running off the Reeses, she uses gifs FLAWLESSLY.ReplyCancel

  • The sprite/mango combination sounds delicious. And I have to agree it would make a pretty tasty cocktail :)ReplyCancel

  • Debbie

    Are you watching the new season of Married at First Sight?! I’m waiting for your recaps… :)ReplyCancel

  • my husband tried to tell me how funny ‘the last man on earth’ was and i just didn’t believe him. but now that you’re saying this…i may have to check it out while drinking vodka with mango/sprite. good call alllll around!

    don’t you love it when your husband’s presents somehow miraculously benefit you too?! i do.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      YESSS! Taylor is actually the one who suggested the show too! The first five minutes I was like ummmmmm, but now I’m in love with it!ReplyCancel

  • “Hi! I’m Todd!” Bahahahaha. We LOVE LMOE. We pretty much cry every time we watch it!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      YES THAT WAS THE BEST PART. I was like YESSSSSSS this show does it right! And when he took his shirt off?! HYSTERICAL.ReplyCancel

  • Mallory

    I’m going to have to try sprite with mango. My go-to is sprite with peach. I’m heading up to dfw tmw to rummage through my storage unit to find some wedding decor items, shop for the ring bearer outfit, go with my dad to his suit fitting and work on wedding decor with my mom.ReplyCancel

  • Sprite with Mango? Say what? Looks like I know what I will be getting to treat myself on Sunday afternoon. Maybe I can FINALLY binge watch Last Man on Earth while drinking it too.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      YESSSS that is a dream afternoon! Did you watch it?!ReplyCancel

  • that picture of you and Taylor IS SO CUTE!! Framer for sure!!ReplyCancel

  • […] Sunday was BUSY. Why does it always work out that way? WHY. Anyway, Taylor and I spent most of the day with my family, and then hit up an early (and very healthy) dinner before the Pentatonix concert. […]ReplyCancel

Annnnd the award for most bizarre post title of the week goes to…. YOURS TRULY.

HI! Have you missed me? Have you wondered where I’ve been? Have you started to worry? Are you shaking your head and saying, “Um, NO, calm down you freak it’s only been 48 hours”?! Okay. That’s fine too. Hurtful, but fine.

I’ve been busy. Really busy. Like the pull-your-hair-out-from-stress, lack-of-sleep, forgetting-to-eat, kind of busy. I know. Not my favorite either.

My sentiments this week can primarily be summarized by very bitter thoughts along the lines of, “I’m so glad I bought this beautiful house that I never get to enjoy because I work so much.” I’ve got too much to do and there’s too little time and too little coffee in the world to get it all done.

It’s fine. I’m fine. IT’S GOING TO BE FINE.

But on to this post’s namesake – Taylor’s Green Beans. AKA – The Best Bacon Wrapped Green Beans. At least that’s what I’m calling them. This is the first recipe Taylor has brought home from the station, and for that reason, I think it will always hold a very special place in my heart. Well, that, and the butter + bacon combo. Both very good reasons.

However, the real reason I’m sharing the recipe for these delectable bad boys is because if I’m going to get chubby, I don’t want to do it alone. You suckers are going down with me. So make them. And bask happily in the brown sugary buttery goodness. 

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The stellar stars of the show are green beans (I used a frozen 12 oz bag, you can use fresh if you’re an overachiever like that), brown sugar, butter, and bacon. 

Dear arteries – prepare to clog.

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Take your green beans and your bacon, and wrap them up real tight, like so. If I call this next photo an action shot, does that make the blurriness ok?

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And while we’re discussing it, let me just say, there are two things in the kitchen at which I suck royally.

1. Making pancakes
2. Wrapping green beans

Which that’s why I let Taylor do all the wrapping work.

Anyway. Repeat the wrapping action until you run out of bacon, and then line them up in pretty little rows on your foil-lined baking sheet.

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Now take your butter, throw it in a bowl, and toss it in the microwave. I know, I know what you’re thinking, “But Natalie! Won’t microwaving the butter zap it of all it’s nutrients?!” And I have good news friends! Butter has no nutritional value, so microwave away. Then pour the sweet and savory goodness over your little green bean bundles, and try to resist licking the bowl. Or don’t. That’s your prerogative.

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Now toss that sheet of deliciousness in the oven, where the real magic happens. I swear, just the smell of melted butter and golden brown sugar simmering in bacon grease is enough to make your mouth water. 

This is also the time when you should get busy making whatever else you’re having for dinner. Oh, just the bacon-wrapped bundles and a side of pink wine, you say? Alright. I support that.

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But if you do decide to serve something other than bacon-wrapped green beans and pink wine, I highly recommend the fattiest most delicious comfort foods that you can conjure up. Like this cheddar ranch chicken, or these crock pot mashed potatoes.  Both excellent choices. 

Don’t let yourself get distracted by your dinner choices and your pink wine, keep your eye on the prize. Or rather, the oven. As soon the bacon looks cooked enough to eat, they’re good to go. Just be careful not to burn the buttery goodness swimming around on your pan. I mean, they’ll still be delicious, they just won’t be near as pretty. 

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Now go. Make these for dinner. Follow in my footsteps and eat the troubles of your week away. 

It’s fine. We’re fine. IT’S GOING TO BE FINE.

LOVE&HUGS,

Nat

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The Best Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans
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Serves 2
Bacon + Butter + Brown Sugar + Green Beans = YES.
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
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Ingredients
  1. Bacon (half a package, strips cut in half)
  2. Green Beans (I just used a bag of frozen whole, but fresh works too!)
  3. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  4. Half stick of butter
  5. Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with foil. Or don't. It's your mess to clean up.
  2. Take 5-6 of your green beans (frozen, fresh, WHATEVER), wrap the bundle tightly in a half strip of bacon and place on cookie sheet. Repeat until you are out of bacon strips.
  3. Melt butter and brown sugar in a bowl and stir to combine. Pour over bacon/green bean bundles and try to resist licking the bowl clean.
  4. Sprinkle bundles with salt and pepper until decently seasoned.
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes until bacon appears cooked, and then ENJOY!
Notes
  1. This made enough for two generous helpings. Double, triple, or quadruple the recipe to serve a larger crowd.
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  • Why yes, I did miss your Wednesday confessions if you must know!

    Also those green beans look delicious. I am going to put them on my meal plan for next week!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Confessions will be back in full swing next Wednesday, you havemy word!ReplyCancel

  • Well I’m just gonna go ahead and say it: I missed you. 16 of those 48 hours I sat in this cubicle and wondered if you were okay, busy, cleaning, moving more boxes around, etc. I refreshed your blog page more than once.
    I’m not proud of it but guess what, I did.

    Glad you are still sassy and full of green beans.ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      Hahaha, been there done the same thing. I HATE being so busy that I can’t blog.ReplyCancel

  • Oh. My. Goodness. We are big fans of bacon wrapped anything in this household. Definitely going to have to give this a try!ReplyCancel

    • natalie

      I know, it’s SUCH a comfort food! I just try to ignore the nutritional value (or lack thereof) in the ingredients :)ReplyCancel

  • I love love love green beans and have never thought of doing something like this. Lately I’ve been mixing turkey bacon in with my sauteed Brussels sprouts. I’m going to try this!ReplyCancel

  • Bacon makes everything better! I’ve had bacon wrapped asparagus which is also phenomenal…ReplyCancel

  • YES we LOVVVVVE bacon wrapped green beans!! We call them “green bean roll ups” :) So good!!! But oh so not that healthy hahaha! But I mean, you’re still eating a veggie, so who cares!ReplyCancel

When I reflect on my weekend, I realize I might have more to show for it if someone could throw me a bone and add a day between Sunday and Monday. Can I get an amen? Or a high-five? Or both? Neither?? Ok.

After a crazy busy week (aren’t they all?), Taylor and I rewarded ourselves with a very chill Friday. That evening, we met a few of his friends for drinks at a local brewery, and were home and in bed watching When Harry Met Sally by ten. Score. 

Saturday morning, we managed to sleep in until 10:30. Yes, I said TEN THIRTY. It was glorious and miraculous and other -ous words. I chose to celebrate with lattes and pop-tarts AKA the fanciest brunch ever.

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I spent the rest of Saturday lazy-ing around the house tackling teeny tiny projects like unpacking a box of towels and making this bathroom corner slightly less of an eyesore. I did my part, so you do yours and ignore the painters tape and the crooked outlet and just tell me I did a good job.

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Saturday evening, Taylor and I got ready and headed out to celebrate this girl’s 26th birthday with a little house party.

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And truthfully that was it. Tell me what you did this weekend and also tell me you’re impressed by my girly tools. 

LOVE&HUGS,

Nat

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  • I was a bridesmaid again this weekend AND due to exhaustion, I haven’t washed my hair since Saturday morning.

    All my coworkers think I look great and my boss said “ooh Cassie Mae, your hair is poofed, outfit looks good (I am wearing my mom’s clothes; all of mine are still wet from the washing machine) if you had put on some makeup, you could get yourself a man today.” It’s fine, I’m fine.ReplyCancel

  • I’m with you on the day between the days. And that day should be mandated that you must stay in your pajamas and watch old shows on Netflix while sipping (gulping) wine. It would definitely prepare me for Monday.ReplyCancel

  • I wouldn’t have even noticed the painter’s tape or crooked outlet unless you said something because I was too distracted thinking “OMG that corner of the bathroom is KILLING IT with style.” I’m so glad you came to the partyyyyyyy hang out with me every day please and thank you okay bye.ReplyCancel

  • I had your breakfast of champions this morning, adult breakfast choices for the win. I love love LOVE that wine bottle tag. It made me laugh out loud. Perfect.ReplyCancel